At UT 2012 Jan 10.275, we obtained a low resolution spectrum of the recent
optical transient in NGC3239 (PSN J10250739+1709146; discovered by
Moore, Newton and Puckett) with the Dual Imaging Spectograph on the
ARC-3.5m telescope at Apache Point Observatory. We observe a blue continuum
and P-Cygni Balmer features allowing us to classify this transient as
a Type II supernova. The minimum of H-alpha absorption is blue-shifted
by 9000 km/s.
We thank Suzanne Hawley for facilitating these target of opportunity